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Woman who died in U.S. 101 crash on Monday is identified

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A woman who died in a fiery crash on U.S. 101 near the Thurston/Mason county line has been identified, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Jamie L. Dobson, 37, of Shelton, died at the scene in the single-vehicle crash.

The driver of the vehicle and two children, ages 10 and eight, were injured and first taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, then they went to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The children on Tuesday were in satisfactory condition, while the driver, the children’s father, was in serious condition, a Harborview spokeswoman said.

About 2 p.m. Monday, the Shelton family was headed north on U.S. 101 in a pick-up truck, which was hauling a travel trailer. Batiste said the driver lost control, then the truck and trailer went off the road to the right, struck a tree and caught fire. The surrounding trees also caught fire, she said.

All lanes of U.S. 101 were shut down for more than five hours.

The incident is under investigation.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.
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